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Author Topic: I made a free Android App for DM's that helps you track Cities, NPCs, and Loot!  (Read 266 times)

Redheaddev

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So for a while, I had been wanting a way to consolidate all the different things I wanted to keep track of when running my D&D games. None of the available notebooks and journals out there did exactly what I wanted, and I had been wanting to learn mobile development for a while, so I took it upon myself to create the tool that I wanted to use, and it's finally finished and available for whoever wants to use it.

The main things the Game Master Journal helps track are NPCs, cities, and loot. For NPCs, you can add races, descriptions, plot hooks, a reference image, and you can also upload a voice file, in case you use accents or speech patterns you want to remember months down the line when that NPC finally makes a return appearance. In addition, you can tie an NPC to a specific city, in order to filter out only the NPCs in certain cities.

For the loot, you can add prices, rarities, descriptions, and images. I've been using this page to basically store an entire list of different stuff to stock the various magic shops in my world.

For cities, you can add custom environments, economies, sizes, and additional notes. You can add travel times between different cities so you know how long your players will spend in transit, and you can also add individual locations/buildings/points of interest within each city.

All of this is offered for free on the Google Play store, and I also added support for French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Japanese languages. It's universal, so it should work with any TTRPG that you use. I hope some of you find good use for it!

Check out the app here!

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I'll give it a go; is there any way to export the data?  For example, would I be able to get the town data out and toss it into my OneNote campaign 'binder' later without transposing every little thing?
Your Forgotten Realms was my first The Last Jedi.

If the party is gonna die, they want to be riding and blasting/hacking away at a separate one of Tiamat's heads as she plummets towards earth with broken wings while Solars and Planars sing.

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Not currently, however I honestly hadn't considered exporting info previously. It should be pretty simple to implement, and seems like a good feature to add. I'm gonna try to get that integrated by the end of this weekend!

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Do people from Bholder have 11 eyes?

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My God, I honestly hadn't seen the beholder connection before now. I was so stuck in picturing it as a Boulder lmao


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For those who decide to check it out, any feedback is welcome and appreciated! A lot of the features that are currently implemented came directly from feedback I received early on in the development, so user input really helped shaped it.

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I just released a new update that allows users to export their databases in CSV form! It also prompts you to send/share it, which means you can directly upload it to google drive, or whatever other service you'd like.

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Love that there's no advertisements and BS.  Ignore the jackass that rated it 5-stars but needs it to chirp and dance at him.

With the option to export, it might see more use for me as a lunchtime idea pad, where I prestock NPC data.  Have you considered a 'Notes' or 'Miscellaneous' category?

Bought Dark Mode by way of support.
Your Forgotten Realms was my first The Last Jedi.

If the party is gonna die, they want to be riding and blasting/hacking away at a separate one of Tiamat's heads as she plummets towards earth with broken wings while Solars and Planars sing.

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Love that there's no advertisements and BS.  Ignore the jackass that rated it 5-stars but needs it to chirp and dance at him.

With the option to export, it might see more use for me as a lunchtime idea pad, where I prestock NPC data.  Have you considered a 'Notes' or 'Miscellaneous' category?

Bought Dark Mode by way of support.

Indeed I have. I've gotten suggestions for a Quest activity as well. Next on my update list will hopefully be a fourth option, most likely Miscellanous, and the goal would be to have everything in there be customizable, so you could make it a quest log, or a session note section, whatever you'd like. It'd be bare bones, but would have multiple text entries that you can use.

The other update I want to investigate is import functionality. Exporting is easy, but I'd like to be able to allow users to import files as well, and have them automatically populate the databases. I suspect that update may take a bit of time.

Thank you so much for the support! Feel free to add any additional suggestions or report any issues you encounter, I'm always open to input!